Would my PC support 64-bit?

  biteblue 17:26 05 Apr 2007
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Hi,

Does anyone know wheather my PC would support a 64-bit OS? I was looking at CPUz and noticed EM64T which i found out was something to do with 64-bit support. I have placed the bulk of CPUz stuff below and hope someone can help me.

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CPU-Z version 1.39
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Processors Information
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Processor 1 (ID = 0)
Number of cores 1
Number of threads 2 (max 2)
Name Intel Pentium 4 630
Codename Prescott
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Package Socket 775 LGA (platform ID = 4h)
CPUID F.4.3
Extended CPUID F.4
Core Stepping N0
Technology 90 nm
Core Speed 2813.5 MHz (14.0 x 201.0 MHz)
Rated Bus speed 803.8 MHz
Stock frequency 3000 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, EM64T
L1 Data cache 16 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Trace cache 12 Kuops, 8-way set associative
L2 cache 2048 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 14.0x - 15.0x
VID range 1.116V - 1.420V

Chipset
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Northbridge Intel i915P/i915G rev. 0E
Southbridge Intel 82801FB (ICH6) rev. 05
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Size 1024 MBytes
Memory Frequency 267.9 MHz (3:4)
CAS# 4.0
RAS# to CAS# 3
RAS# Precharge 3
Cycle Time (tRAS) 12

Memory SPD
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DIMM #1

General
Memory type DDR2
Manufacturer (ID) Crucial Technology (7F7F7F7F7F9BFFFF)
Size 512 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-5300 (333 MHz)


DIMM #2

General
Memory type DDR2
Manufacturer (ID) Crucial Technology (7F7F7F7F7F9BFFFF)
Size 512 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-5300 (333 MHz)


Monitoring
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Sensor Chip ITE IT8712

DMI BIOS
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vendor Award Software International, Inc.
version FE
date 01/05/2006

DMI Baseboard
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vendor Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
model 8I915P Duo
revision x.x
serial unknown


DMI System Enclosure
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manufacturer unknown
chassis type Desktop
chassis serial unknown


DMI Processor
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manufacturer Intel
model Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU
clock speed 3000.0MHz
FSB speed 200.0MHz
multiplier 15.0x


DMI Memory Module
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designation A0
size 512MBytes (single bank)


DMI Memory Module
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designation A1
size 512MBytes (single bank)


DMI Memory Module
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designation A2


DMI Memory Module
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designation A3

Software
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Windows Version Microsoft Windows Vista (6.0) Ultimate Edition (Build 6000)
DirectX Version 10.0

[/code]Thanks,
biteblue

:?:

  malgall 21:25 05 Apr 2007

even if your cpu is 64 bit
the main problem is everything that needs a driver
also needs to be a 64bit driver

  biteblue 21:31 05 Apr 2007

A driver for what?

  dms05 08:26 06 Apr 2007

Drivers are needed for most components ie Graphics, Sound and so on.

I don't think any Pentium CPU's support 64 bit whereas AMD have many 64 bit CPU's.

If you want to try why not download a Linux LiveCD 64 bit edition and try running that. It will have many drivers included click here

It will run independent of XP directly from the CD.

  dms05 08:31 06 Apr 2007

I also meant to say.... I have a genuine 64 bit CPU and I've tried XP 64 bit edition. Under normal operation I couldn't detect any real difference between 32 and 64 bit versions. The 64 bit was missing some drivers and I couldn't run all my hardware. I've tried Ubuntu 64 bit in addition to 32 bit and the same comments apply. For most people 32 bit is just as good as 64 bit and much better supported. 64 bit comes into it's own when you need to process a lot of data.

  Technotiger 09:40 06 Apr 2007

Hi, for normal everyday use 32bit is all that is needed. You would probably not notice any significant difference over 64bit. An expert (and I am not one) might notice and have a particular need for 64bit, but that is about all. I doubt very much if it would make any difference at all to the operation of your own pc. 'A driver for what?' leads me to believe that you are not an expert either. I am sure you will get along quite nicely with 32bit.

  biteblue 12:49 07 Apr 2007

Well i wouldn't say i was an expert especially in this field. I am a programmer and a web designer, and that is the main extent of my knowledge. I am intrested in 64-bit as i am almost constantly encoding video and wondered wheather it would provide me with an advantage.

  Technotiger 13:14 07 Apr 2007

Me again - in my'book' you are an expert, by comparison I am a Newbie!! Anyway, in your case 64 may well be an advantage, though as I see it at the moment there does not seem to be a great deal of support for 64bit - yet! Then also, I could be way off-the-mark in my theoretical (wow - is that a word?) thinking ...

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